Walt Disney today announced the physical and digital release this month of the musical “The Lion King,” which screened for more than 20 years and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time.
The entertainment giant announced at the Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Fla., That as of March 15 this tape will be available for download on digital platforms, while physical DVD and Blu-ray formats will be available to From 29 August.
“It was so immensely accepted when we released it 23 years ago and you never know, you never know that a movie is going to have that power of permanence, some films lose the interest of the audience and another not,” Efe told the producer of the film, Don Hahn, who confessed himself excited because “the generations, revive it and see it again.”
The story of Simba and his accession to the throne of his kingdom in the heart of Africa will be part of the catalog Walt Disney Signature Collection, which brings together the classics billed by the animation company, as it was released today.
The producer of the film, who has been behind other Disney titles such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Maleficient” or “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, pointed out that one of the aspects that has made this movie emblematic in 1994 is a story about growth.
“And I think we all relate to the tribulations of maturing and the responsibilities that are acquired in life,” he said.
The producer added that the relationship between parents and children and the idea of the legacy that people carry also crosses the story, in which stand out a series of characters, including the monkey Rafiki, who shows the young lion the relationship they have All living creatures through the “Circle of Life”.
“He is that kind of wise old man who sometimes speaks in puzzles and sometimes in Swahili, and who directs Simba to his destination,” Hahn said.
The new publication in physical and digital formats will contain more than three hours of extra material related to the process of creating this film, which inspired the Broadway musical of the same name, one of the most represented on the planet.
With the presence of singer Elton John in his soundtrack, the digital package also contains interactive material that allows you to sing songs that are part of the film, such as “You can feel the love tonight” or “Circle of Life”.
“Music is an important part of this film and having been able to work with Elton John, Tim Rice and Hans Zimmer was an incredible process and I think people will really enjoy music that is a show in itself,” he said. producer.
Disney is scheduled to release the remake of this film, which will be directed by Jon Favreau in July 2019 with Donald Glover and Seth Rogen, among others.
“It’s still too early to talk about it, but it’s very exciting,” Hahn said of the new version.